Those people who over the years have ensured the continuance of Oakworth Cricket Club, the patrons, officials, committee men, supporters and of course the Captains, deserve our thanks as do all the early Wesleyans who got the club off the ground between 1893 and 1900 although some of their names have been lost with the passage of time. All that is known is that the President of the amalgamated club in that first season in 1901 was J S Cockshott and he was one of the village’s leading Wesleyans following in the traditions set by the late Sir Isaac Holden. The club’s Treasurer was G Hale and the Secretary was Fred Moore, both also staunch Methodists. So it seems likely that they may also have been officials of the Oakworth Wesleyans Club, our predecessors.

In all the club has been presided over by 13 Presidents since 1901, Eighteen hard working individuals have fulfilled the arduous secretarial duties and thankfully, 16 very careful purse holders have overseen money matters since 1901:

President Years Secretary Years Treasurer Years
  J S Cockshott 1901-02 & 1904-06  G Hale  1901-02  F Moore 1901-03
 J Lancaster  1903  J Nicholls 1903-07 & 1910-12  H Scargill 1904-05
 A L Haggas  1907-15  P Bancroft 1908  J Blenkiron  1906-07
 E Harrison 1919-20 & 1922-29  E Sugden 1909  J Woodward 1908-19
 H Waterhouse 1921  W A Heaton 1913-15  F Smith 1920-21
 E J Rouse 1930-51  W Anderton 1919  H Whitehead 1922-23
 N Johns 1952 & 1982-84  A Hartley 1920  A Scull  1924
 J P Smith 1953-71  A H Roberts 1921  W Hodgson 1925-51
 J Scarborough  1972-76  A Scull  1922-23 & 1925-28  L Judson 1952-53
  E Greenwood 1977-81  H Whitehead 1924  C Pegg 1954-56
  G H Kirby 1985-92  J Preston 1929-38 & 1946-51  W Hough 1957
  J Sayer  1993-2003  I Scarborough  1939  R Mitchell 1958-62
  W J Scarborough 2004-  G Lund 1940  D Lockley 1963-64
     C Bailey 1952  C Pegg 1965-80
     F Woodward 1953-77  P L Salter  1981-85
     B C Sayer 1978-2001  J Moor 1986-89
     C J Fradley 2002-04  T S Shields 1990-
     M T Davison 2005-    
The list of club officials is completed by the Chairman of the General Committee (an office created in 1913) and the following list of 19 includes some famous playing names that have given creditable service in that capacity. Messrs D Berry, E Dickinson & Edwin Greenwood were all awarded the honour but precise dates currently avoid detection. Over a Century there are many, many people who have unselfishly put club before themselves and the Oakworth club membership has recognized 21 of them by awarding them the highest of all accolades, that of Life Membership. Life Membership is not given lightly and all awards are approved by the full membership. Typically they are given for not just meritorious service but normally for service over long tracts of time. The club is proud to record their names:
Chairman Years Life Member Awarded
 Willie Anderton 1913 & 1927  William Adams 1951
 William Adams 1914  James Woodward 1951
 W Pickles 1915  George Lee 1954
 Stephen Nicholls 1919  John Preston 1954
 F Simpson 1920  Arthur Brooksbank 1954
 T Melrose 1921  Willie Hodgson 1954
 Willie Hodgson 1922-1936  Billy Field 1971
 Arthur Brooksbank 1937-1951  Tom Hewitt 1971
 George Lee  1952  Prince Stobbs 1971
 John Preston 1953-1964  Norman Feather 1976
 Edwin Greenwood 1965-1973  Arthur Lockwood 1976
 John Sayer 1974-1976  Jack Scarborough 1977
 Arthur Spink 1977-1980  Frank Woodward 1981
 Stanley Milner  1981-1983  Cyril Pegg 1981
 Wilfrid Scarborough 1984-2003 & 2013  Noel Johns 1984
 Ray Senior 2004-2007  David Greenwood 1995
 Cedric Fradley 2008-2012  Wilfrid Scarborough 1997
 Michael Scarborough 2014-  Barry Sayer 1997
     John Sayer 1997
     Tom Shields 2011
     Terry Thompson 2012
     Jeff Inman 2012
     Ray Senior 2014

In 1996 Mr. Norman Wooler donated a new trophy and bursary in memory of his great, great, great uncle William Adams, the famed Oakworth Captain. The Trophy is now awarded annually, by the Committee Chairman, for meritorious contribution to the Club. The winners have been: 




The Simon Beetham Memorial Trophy for Junior Clubman of the Year was first presented in 1989 in memory of Simon Beetham, a junior player at Oakworth CC, who sadly passed away whilst a young man.

The award is made to a junior player who demonstrates commitment to the club through work, assistance, training or coaching or service to other club functions


Year Recipient Citation Year Recipient Citation
      1989 William Mitchell  
      1990 Darren Shields & Garry Searby  
1996 Michael Scarborough 1,000 runs in season 1991 Ashley Squires  
  Jason Lockley 264 score for 2nd Xl 1992 Chris Parker  
1997 Terry Thompson Junior development 1993 Paul Morley  
1998 David Brunskill Services to Second XI 1994 Michael thompson  
1999 Michael Beckett Wicket maintenance 1995 Steve Bainridge  
2000 John Sayer President 1996 Mark Beckett  
2001 Michael Davison Services to the club 1997 Adam Fradley  
2002 Jeff Hobson Junior coaching 1998 Gareth Wooler  
2003 Ced Fradley Present Secretary 1999 John Duffey  
  Barry Sayer Past Secretary 2000 Catherine Duffey  
2004 Simon Howell Kitchen refurbishment 2001 Adam Stell  
2005 Jeff Inman Clubhouse construction 2002 Luca Moretti  
2006 Jon Hollingsworth Inaugural 3rd XI Captain 2003 Robert Hollingsworth  
2007 Steve Powell 1st Cowling Cup winners 2004 Robert Ellis  
2008     2005 Joel Gallagher  
2009     2006 Oliver Stell  
2010 Stephen Keighley Clubhouse painting 2007 Scott Hartley  
Alan Fothergill Services to Juniors 2008    
2011 Bob Hallam Refreshments & cleaning 2009    
Steve Powell 2nd Xl promoted to Div 2 2010 Jack Davison  
2012 Ray Senior Tuesday club 2011 Lynda Daniel  
Brian Kisby Tuesday club 2012 Jack Davison  
2013 Paul Carter Financial controls 2013 Jordan Powell  
2014 Wilfrid Scarborough Chairmanship 2014 Jordan Powell  
2015 Simon Howell Lounge refurbishment 2015 Jordan Powell  
2016 Neil Bishop Grounds Maintenance 2016 Kirstie Goodchild & Lucy Fothergill  
2017 Jane Scarborough Committee work 2017 Bradley Powell & Oliver Bishop  

On the passing of Frank Woodward in 2000, his family donated a trophy to be awarded for the best under-21 performance of the season. The winners have been:





1999 club sponsor Jonathan Hutton donated a trophy to be known as the SA Labels Trophy. This is to be awarded annually for the best performance by a junior in a junior fixture, to be decided by junior team managers.

Jonathan Hutton presented with a token of thanks by club President Wilfrid Scarborough in 2003

For winners photos CLICK here



Year Recipient age Citation Year Recipient Citation
        1999  Scott Hartley 19 vs Cullingworth u-13, age 9
2001 Adam Fradley 19 80no Keighley Cup Final 2000  Mark Pennington 25 & 3-11 v Manningham Mills u13
2002 Chris Mooney 20 8 wickets vs Foulridge 2001  Luke Scott 50 vs Long Lee u-17
2003 Chris White 18 52 wickets Second XI 2002  Hannah Ellis 25 vs Saltaire u-13
2004 Chris White 19 6 wickets Wynn Final 2003  Adam Stell 6-23 vs Oxenhope u-17
2005 Chris White 20 6 sixes off J Metcalfe 2004  Robert Ellis 4-10 & 20 vs Barrowford u-17
2006 Joel Gallagher 19 75 vs Glusburn 2005  Ben Lamb 33 & 3-16 vs Steeton u-15
2007 Brannan Lawn 14 103 3rds vs Sutton 2006  Ben Wine 16 wickets in the year
Greig Hudson 15 8-15 3rds vs Denholme 2007  Scott Hartley 5-10 vs Wharfedale u-17
2008 Jack Hainsworth 17 155 2nds vs Thornton, Cup 2008  Jack Davison 56 vs Earby u-13 Cup Final
2009 Jack Davison 14 7-26, 3rds vs Bingley Co 2009  James Lee 24 & 2-4 vs Wharfedale u-15 Cup
2010 Jack Hainsworth 18 141 vs Bradley 2010  Ben Fothergill 24 & 4-6 vs Embsay u17
2011 Jack Hainsworth 19 103 vs Cullingworth 2011  Harry Hollingsworth 6-2 vs Settle u-11
2012 Jack Hainsworth 20   99 vs Cullingworth 2012  Jack Davison 50 & 3-7 v Skipton u-17 Cup Final
2013 Brannan Lawn 20 136, 2nds v Cowling 1sts 2013  Corey Green 6-2 vs Skipton u-11 [Cup]
2014 Ben Howell 17 132, 2nds v Barrowford 2014

Not awarded

2015 Ben Howell 18 112 vs Foulridge 2015  Jake Keslinke 33 & 3-3 vs Skipton B u-9
2016 Jordan Powell 17 107 vs Bradley 2016  Bilal Khan 28 & 6-10 vs Earby u-13
2017 Ben Howell 20 115 vs Hepworth & Idle 2017  Charlie Raby Hat-trick vs Embsay
Finally, the real heroes, the grounds men, those incredibly hard working devoted people who enable the game to be played by cutting grass, repairing footholds, rolling, seeding, cutting the outfield or the thousand and one other tasks that need to be done. Their names are not all recorded but certainly ten of them have achieved fame in their chosen “profession”.
Groundsman Years
Sam Hanson 1901-1912
Willie Anderton 1913-1923
Richard Harris 1968-1977
David Greenwood 1978-1984
Neil Creighton  1988-1992
Michael Beckett 1993-2000
Wilf Scarborough 2001-2011
Eric Ashford 2012-2014
Wilf Scarborough 2014-2016
Steve Powell 2017-
A toast to all of them and the hundreds of others who have maintained the club throughout the years. “One Hundred and twenty-two not out”, Take a bow Oakworth Cricket Club.